IHP news 469: Human Resources for Health

By on May 11, 2018

BMJ Open – Ongoing training of community health workers in low-income and middle-income countries: a systematic scoping review of the literature

James O’Donovan et al;  http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/8/4/e021467

Objectives: « Understanding the current landscape of ongoing training for community health workers (CHWs) in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) is important both for organisations responsible for their training, as well as researchers and policy makers. This scoping review explores this under-researched area by mapping the current delivery implementation and evaluation of ongoing training provision for CHWs in LMICs. »

Conclusion: « This scoping review highlights the diverse range of ongoing training for CHWs in LMICs. Given the expansion of CHW programmes globally, more attention should be given to the design, delivery, monitoring and sustainability of ongoing training from a health systems strengthening perspective.”

Global Public Health – A gender analysis of a national community health workers program: A case study of Afghanistan

S A M Najafizada et al; https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17441692.2018.1471515

Gender equity can be a neglected issue in health system reforms. This paper explores the multiple layered gender dynamics of the Afghan Community Health Worker (CHW) Program within broader health system reforms in Afghanistan using a qualitative research design….”

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